|Dana Tai Soon Burgess and DTSBDC Board President Bonnie Kogod checking out part of the "Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now" exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.|
Join the Diplomats of Dance Society Monday, October 22nd at The Darlington House for a special happy hour ahead of the premiere of "Silhouettes" at the National Portrait Gallery! Toast to dance and art - RSVP now!
DANA TAI SOON BURGESS DANCE COMPANY PREMIERES “SILHOUETTES,”
A NEW WORK INSPIRED BY A LANDMARK NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY EXHIBITION
WHO: The Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC) is Washington’s premiere modern dance company led by Founding Artistic Director and internationally acclaimed choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess. Burgess is the Smithsonian’s first choreographer-in-residence, based at the National Portrait Gallery, which began in 2016 and was extended through 2022.
WHAT: DTSBDC premieres a new dance entitled “Silhouettes” based on insights of American culture examined in the Portrait Gallery exhibition “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now”. In the new dance Burgess examines the light and dark aspects of the self through a suite of seven dances, each inspired by a silhouette from the exhibition. The emotionally poignant thirty-minute modern dance features eight dancers and includes a video environment by designer Kelly Colburn.
WHERE: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and G Streets NW
WHEN: Saturday, October 27, and Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 6:30-7:00 PM. A post-performance discussion between Burgess and the exhibition curator Asma Naeem will take place each night.